Hey Sonny, I don't want to minimize the breakout, but it does seem to be a half full, half empty situation.
I too am a seven, and the doctor has told me I have a 90%/95% that I'll be cancer free for ten years --- and who knows how long after that. He gave me the glass half full report, sounds to me like your doctor gave your the glass half empty report.
And, fact is, after they radiate us, hormone us, and chemo us, we're going to pop off from some other cancer, a stroke, or a heart attack. A well meaning medical friend suggested to me the other day the really dangerous cancer for me is the one I don't know about
that's lurking somewhere, happily growing, with no daVinci attacking it. Perked me right up, that did!
I'm sorry to hear about
your wife. I knew she had issues, but not just what. Perhaps I missed some earlier post the rest of the group read. I'm about
to turn out the light and you both are at the top of my prayer list tonight. The rest of you aren't far behind.
Love the idea of the travel, Sonny. Perhaps we can meet up in Hong Kong, or South Dakota, someday.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"